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ICC Prosecutor Karim Asad likely to visit Bangladesh

ICC Prosecutor Karim Asad likely to visit Bangladesh
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud meets International Crimes Court Registrar Peter Lewis in The Hague on Friday. —SUN PHOTO

International Crimes Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Asad Ahmad Khan is likely to visit Bangladesh, reports BSS.

He has shown his keen interest in paying a visit to Bangladesh during a meeting with Bangladesh’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at the International Crimes Court at The Hague in the Netherlands on Friday.

The Bangladesh flag has been hoisted at the International Crimes Court marking the visit of Hasan, said a press release on Saturday.

During the meeting, Khan said that they know about the support of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the work of establishing trial of ICC.

He also recalled the strong role in signing the ‘Treaty of Rome’ for establishing the court in 1997.

Khan termed the sheltering of about 12 lakh Rohingyas in Bangladesh as generosity of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The investigation on the trial of Myanmar’s crimes on the Rohingyas issue is going on, he said.

Hasan also met ICC Registrar Peter Lewis.

Later, the minister visited Digital Mass Media RNW office.

Director of the organization Saskia Bram welcomed the minister, the release added.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands M Riaz Hamidullha accompanied the minister during the visits.

Later, Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, joined a discussion online organized by All European Awami League marking the Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s Imprisonment Day.

All European Awami League President M Nazrul Islam presided over the meeting while its General Secretary Mujibur Rahman conducted it.